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Symi - Maritime Museum of Symi Maritime Museum of Symi
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Symi - Chorio - Ano Symi Chorio - Ano Symi
Upper Symi
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Symi - Monastery of the Archangel Michael at Panormitis Monastery of the Archangel Michael at Panormitis
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Symi - Local Tastes of Symi Local Tastes of Symi
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Symi - Archaeological - Folklore Museum of Symi Archaeological - Folklore Museum of Symi
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Symi - The War memorial in the harbour The War memorial in the harbour
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Symi - Beaches of Symi Beaches of Symi
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Symi - Koukouma Festival Koukouma Festival
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Symi - Symi Festival Symi Festival
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Population: 2.590
Description: The eighth largest island in the Dodecanese, Symi is located about 12 nautical miles northwest of Rhodes and just 3.7 miles from the coast of Turkey. The island has been inhabited since pre-historic times and believe that the name comes from the wife of the first resident, Glaucus. Simi mentioned by Homer in the Iliad, thanks to the participation of the Trojan war with three ships, led by the king, Nereus. Following the history of the islands of the Dodecanese, Symi experienced Roman rule and then Byzantine, which until 1309 was occupied by the Knights of St. John. In 1522 it came under Turkish season marked the tremendous economic growth, thanks to tax benefits and other freedoms that they had given the Ottoman Empire. In 1912 comes the Italian rule, followed the Second World War and the May 8, 1945, which signed the Protocol of Delivery of the Dodecanese to the Allies. On March 7, 1948 Simi officially became part of Greece, along with the rest of the Dodecanese. The tourist development known Symi today, due to a photo of 1988 an American tourist magazine did homage to the island's architecture and mansions of Mouragio. Since then, the tourist traffic is growing every year, thousands of visitors arrive here every summer. Characteristic of Symi is the unique architecture, with colorful traditional buildings and mansions, composing a great image very reminiscent Venetian village. It is a fact that the Simi remains authentic, since that both architecture and the culture of the residents have not been affected by tourism development. Symi can be reached by boat via Rhodes where you can go by air, or from the port of Piraeus with the scheduled services performed throughout the year.

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